Breast from breast cancer” (SGKF, 2017). While in

Breast cancer is considered the second cause of death in the United States of America after skin
cancer and occurs when the cells in the breast grow uncontrollably, the same that occurs mostly
in women but men they are not out of it. Breast cancer has major risk factors such as women
over 55 years of age, having a family history of breast cancer, having started the menstrual cycle
before age 12, having a late or premature menopause, have obesity and not have children. There
are symptoms and signs that can indicate if someone has breast cancer such as unexplained
weight loss, a lot of tiredness, bleeding or abnormal bleeding from the breast, lumps, skin
breakdown, sinking of the nipple, pain in the breast, change in the size of the breast, the breast,
secretion of the nipple, irregularities in the shape and texture of the breast. The treatment of
cancer will depend on the type of cancer and the stage in which it is found. The support group for
a person and their family that has breast cancer is crucial and important in their complete
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groups in your community. What type of services do they offer?
“In 2015, breast cancer took the lives of 600,000 people according to the CDC data” (Lati, 2017).
According to the American Cancer Society there is an estimate that in “2017 there will be
252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,610 deaths from breast cancer” (SGKF,
2017). While in “New Jersey the state where I live it was found that 7,488 women were
diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, and is considered the second cause of death in women in
this state after lung cancer” (NJSHAD, 2017).
The important question is where and what are the support groups for people with breast
cancer, I did a lot of research and I could find that a working group from New Jersey was
developed with the objective of preventing cancer, giving it an early detection As an early
treatment, and in this way reduce the incidence, disease and death from breast cancer in New
Jersey, this group called The Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, through which this group has
created what I am going to list below. According to my research I found some programs related
to research and others with the care of early detection through the breast exam, so for example
we have:
1.The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP):
This program is dedicated to low-income women, without health insurance and without access to
timely breast cancer detection and diagnosis services, where they undergo breast exam and all
the possible exams that follow if there is a possibility of breast cancer.
2.National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)
Provides funding and technical advice to create, carry out, and comprehensive cancer control
plans, which focus on issues like prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, and health
3.NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection Program (NJCEED):
This program also serves people with low economic resources, without health insurance. They
have some services that these patients receive as education, outreach, secreting, case
management, tracking, follow up, and facilitation into treatment (NJSHAD, 2017)
In the mean time there is a program that for my way of seeing is the best in breast cancer
prevention and this is The Susan G Komen North Jersey Program is dedicated not only to
supporting people with breast cancer, but its source is prevention through educational awareness
and therefore the early detection of breast cancer.
There are many programs that this foundation provides for the population of northern New
Jersey as example (Jacobs, 2017):
1.Early Detection and Education Program for Women in Essex County –
It is focused on reaching Hispanic women, where it provides 12 free cancer education workshops
in partnership with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s breast cancer screening program. Your
moderator will be a bilingual social worker, Spanish and English. And if during the conferences
there are women diagnosed with cancer they will receive help from Cancer Care where they will
give them free counseling, education, practical help, and referrals to additional resources.
2.Hoboken Family Planning / Cancer Prevention and Wellness Project
This program, as its name suggests, is responsible for diagnosing breast cancer at the earliest
possible stage, and in this way saving your life
3.Morristown Medical Center / Community Outreach Program: Reaching
Underserved Latino & African American Community, Morris County
This program is aimed at Latina and African-American women who have faced many
barriers including distrust in the health system. This program focuses on increasing the
awareness and early evaluations of breast cancer in these women residing in Morristown County.
4.Sussex / Warren Breast Health Education Project
Its goal is to increase the rates of early detention and decrease mortality rates, its focus is to
make campaigns that raise awareness and educate women with low economic resources, and who
do not have health insurance.
5.Somerset Health Care Foundation / Healthy Breasts (Senos Sanos)
As we know, the Latina woman has a high incidence of breast cancer and also has a
disproportionately high detection rate, because she does not have medical insurance and
therefore does not have access to medical attention. This program works with health educators
who are responsible for making health fairs, workshops, group education in churches,
community centers for Spanish-speaking women, where they talk about how to prevent breast
cancer and how important are annual mammograms.
6.Trinitas Regional Medical Center / Breast Health Outreach Coordinator
It is responsible for improving the community’s breast cancer awareness and education levels
while encouraging early screening and detection among women.
7.The Trinitas Prescription for Breast Cancer Survival Program
After having been diagnosed with breast cancer, this program is responsible for maximizing the
chances of women’s recovery through the strengthening of the Navigator program, which also
focuses on helping people with low economic resources and without health insurance (Jacobs,
To finish I would like to name some support groups we have in Northern New Jersey: (Abma,
Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. This group is supportive and
works with Spanish-speaking women as the first language,
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center hosts monthly cancer support groups on the third
Wednesday of each and the third Thursday of the month from
Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville offers cancer support groups too.
The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston has several
support groups, free of charge, designed to address the needs of individuals with various forms
of cancer at different stages of illness, this program includes unique Art Therapy group.
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical holds Circle of Women it is a
support group, where networking is included, discussions are held about diagnosis, treatment
stages and the impact of breast cancer to patients and family members (Abma, 2012)